Same script is playing out once more, as fierce football rivals, Nigeria and Ghana, will battle over a qualification ticket to a major football tournament for the umpteenth time.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles B team is in a dicey situation, going into Saturday’s second leg match against Ghana’s Black Galaxies in an African Nations Championships, CHAN qualifying match.
It was all to play for as the coach Salisu Yusuf-tutored side was beaten 2-0 in the first leg played in Cape Coast last weekend and now need to overturn that deficit if they will actualise the dream of making it to Algeria next year.
Nigeria set the ball rolling in the 72nd minutes through a brilliant strike from Zulkifilu Muhammed and doubled the lead through Akuneto Chijioke in the dead of the game to push through to penalties where they eventually lost 5-4.
Chukwu Ugochukwu missed Nigeria’s third penalty, with his shot coming off the crossbar.
The Black Galaxies of Ghana now advance to the 7th African Nations Championship to be staged in Algeria next year.